Feb 3 – Dice Hog Day 2016

February 3rd, 2016
Dice Hog Day

Now that the groundhog has finished his silly business, let’s show him how you really roll out winter. Here at GameWick HQ, we celebrate Dice Hog Day on February 3rd, and we have our own peculiar method for predicting the end of winter.

Blog-DHD-2016On Dice Hog Day, we toss a pair of dice into the frosted terrain outside our door. When the snow finally melts, we go out and find them. The result of the dice roll predicts just how long winter is going to last. Of course, we have some house rules for how to play along…

1. Dice must stay where they land for seven days, untouched.

2. When there is no snow on them whatsoever, none, the dice results are multiplied by two. However, two special rules apply:

Snake Eyes (1,1) – Winter is officially over and you can put the snow shovels away immediately.

Boxcars (6, 6) – Uh Oh! There’s probably more snow coming. Bring dice back inside and wait for next storm. Then repeat process as if it is Feb 3 all over again.

If you cannot find your dice at all, chances are you have a groundhog nearby who will have none of this nonsense going on in his domain. Good luck getting them back!

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